Black-masked finch

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Black-masked finch
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Black-masked finch at Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás State, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: see text
Genus: Coryphaspiza
G.R. Gray, 1840
Species: C. melanotis
Binomial name
Coryphaspiza melanotis
(Temminck, 1822)

The black-masked finch (Coryphaspiza melanotis) is a species of bird traditionally placed in the Emberizidae family, but it may be more closely related to the Thraupidae. Its current family status is incertae sedis. It is the only member of the genus Coryphaspiza.

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.